Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The basic monetary unit of Lithuania, equal to 100 centas.
- ‘Doctors' pretax starting salary of 800 litas a month is less than double the 450 litas minimum wage.’
- ‘From 1994 the Lithuanians pegged the litas to the US dollar.’
- ‘As we motor through the European Union in future, we will be able to change our euros into Latvian lats and Lithuanian litas.’
- ‘He estimates that the tab for restitution of privately owned property could come to 5 billion litas, or $1.4 billion - about half of the country's annual budget.’
- ‘The opening night at the casino on March 1 proved popular although nobody bagged the maximum potential payout of 1.2 million litas.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.